Experimenting with Sharpie Markers

Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

Finding a package of Sharpie Markers, I remembered a craft that used them to make tie-dye shoes and shirts. I thought this technique should transfer to paper. So I experimented. The results weren’t the same but it still ended up interesting and colorful.

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sharpies

You can find a similar package of markers on Amazon. [Sharpie Markers]

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back side

The backside of the tag originally the front is less blended. It is interesting how the two sides ended up different.

close up

I love how the izink spray transformed this tag with a pearl effect and a visual blending of the colors.

DIY Your Own Mixed Media Sprays

final panels

I will show you how to make your own DIY Mixed Media Sprays. I called this “plastic paint” for lack of a better explanation. I was inspired by a video I watched on the Pink Poodles Craft channel and went in my own direction from her experimentation.

Materials:

  • spray bottle
  • beads
  • water
  • polyacrylic
  • craft paint

Video Tutorial:

2 variations of play

Depending on your chosen colors, you can end up with very different results. There is no end to how many layers of spray you can use.

close up

In the close-up image, you can see the variety of layered colors showing through and the spots created by the spray of paint and the spray of water on top.

I am not done experimenting, I want to try adding mica powders and metallic paints. It was really fun to do and hard to stop layering.

Tell me how you would use these creations, as card backgrounds. Would you die cut them? In collage? I want to make more to add to my stash for future crafting.

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